Red flesh

A photo of otoro nigiri
Very Fatty Tuna (Otoro)

Very Fatty Tuna (Otoro)

【Nigiri sushi: Akami
What is Otoro?
Among the other parts of tuna, the portion called “jabara” is the fattiest. Stored with ice and matured until it is tender enough. Although too long maturing process will change the color tone and texture; it gets too tender to be made into Nigiri sushi. The marbled part is very rare and expensive. Not stringy and every part is equally fatty with smooth texture.

Otoro was originally a term used only for bluefin tuna and southern bluefin tuna, but in recent years it is also used for bigeye tuna, etc.

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(Revision date: December 29, 2023)

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